smart cities

Urban performance is no longer just dependant on a city's hard infrastructure – its 'physical capital' - but increasingly on the availability and quality of communication and social resources. 

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is now being used to describe modern urban competitiveness and highlight the growing importance of social and environmental capital in profiling the attractiveness of a city.

Certain enablers play a key role in this debate, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a move towards an efficient use and consumption of energy.

We are working to integrate different aspects of the current debate. In our view, a smart city must be a good place to live, offering the best possible quality of life with the lowest possible use of resources.

Our work supports developments towards a healthy, energy-efficient city that uses renewable energy sources as much as possible, and is a pioneer in the deployment of advanced smart and ICT-based technologies.

A smart city is also an inclusive place, using technology and innovative solutions to improve social inclusion and combat poverty and deprivation.

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

Participate in the survey on smart lampposts in cities!

The Action Cluster for Integrated Infrastructures of the EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities) is currently collecting responses to their 5 minutes survey on the ‘Humble Lamppost’ initiative.

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publication date: 07-07-2017

  •  knowledge society

2nd Smart City event Tampere

This event is for those interested in how to make cities better places to live and do business in. The 2nd Smart City Event in Tampere will be organized in connection with Mindtrek, an international technology and business conference on 20.-21.9.2017 in Tampere, Finland.

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start date: 20-09-2017
end date: 21-09-2017

  •  knowledge society

Estonian presidency favors digital

On 1 July Estonia took over the presidency of the Council of the EU and for another six months will overlook the continuity of EU agenda and its legislative processes. With the motto 'Unity through balance', Estonia has introduced an ambitious plan that attempts to find a common ground between current challenges and opportunities in Europe as well as diverse traditions and views of European citizens and the Member States.

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publication date: 05-07-2017

  •  environment

URB@EXP launches guidelines and lab kit for urban lab practitioners

The URB@EXP project, which made a very interesting presentation about urban labs during the last EUROCITIES Environment Forum in Antwerp, has recently launced guidelines and a lab kit for urban lab practicioners. The guidelines are designed for team members, managers of urban labs as well for civil servants, while the toolkit can be useful for municipalities or city stakeholders who are interested in setting up a urban lab.

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publication date: 03-07-2017

  •  knowledge society

Second Open Call for experiments in OrganiCity is here

OrganiCity, a collaborative research project funded by Horizon 2020 programme running between 2015-2018, has launched the second open call for experiments in OrganiCity.

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publication date: 30-06-2017

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017

The 2017 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, which took place from 19-25 June, focused on the theme of 'Clean Energy for all Europeans'. EUROCITIES took active part in the event.

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publication date: 28-06-2017

  •  mobility

Your city at EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK exhibition in Brussels

Do you want to put the image of your city in the capital of the European Union? Brussels Capital Region invites EUROCITIES members to present their most innovative solutions in the area of sustainable mobility at an exhibition taking place during EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK. Help us to prepare this exhibition now!

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publication date: 28-06-2017

  •  knowledge society

Contribute to the study on urban dimensions of digital transition

The ESPON (European Observation Network, Territorial Development and Cohesion) 2020 Cooperation Programme (http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_About/) has launched a study on urban dimensions of digital transition in Europe.

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publication date: 23-06-2017

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Apply for the European Broadband Awards 2017!

The European Commission has launched the 2017 edition of European Broadband Awards conferred to the best projects providing access to high-speed broadband internet in the Europe. The deadline for applications is 7 September 2017 at 16.00 CET.

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publication date: 21-06-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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start date: 28-06-2017
end date: 28-06-2017